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Wed 10 Apr 1996
BTCC: Weight limits adjusted

BTCC: Weight limits adjusted

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP BTCC WEIGHT LIMITS ADJUSTED WITH effect from Monday (May 20) minimum weight limits in the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship are to be revised. Four-wheel-drive cars will be...

BTCC: Peugeot & MSD join forces

BTCC: Peugeot & MSD join forces

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Peugeot switches to MSD for 1997 The determined Peugeot team looks set for a revival in its fortunes for the 1997 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship with the announcement today...

BTCC: Tourist Trophy preview

BTCC: Tourist Trophy preview

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 28/10/96 Menu heads entries for famous Tourist Trophy race 1996 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship runner-up Alain Menu heads the entry list for Sunday's (Nov 3) exciting ...

BTCC: Team Tango enters with Volvo

BTCC: Team Tango enters with Volvo

New touring car team has entered the British Touring Car Championship for the 1996 season: Team TANGO Racing, running last year's Volvos, is officially backed by TWR. ...

BTCC: Cox to partner Murray Walker

BTCC: Cox to partner Murray Walker

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship 28/11/96 RACER COX IS MURRAY'S NEW MATE Former saloon car star Charlie Cox will join Britain's voice of motor sport, Murray Walker, in the commentary booth for BBC TV's expanded...

BTCC: Thompson signs with Honda

BTCC: Thompson signs with Honda

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP THOMPSON JOINS HONDA FOR 1997 Young star James Thompson has jumped ship from Vauxhall to join Honda's 1997 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship campaign. The 22-year-old from...

BTCC: 1996 entry list announced

BTCC: 1996 entry list announced

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 5/3/96 ENTRY LIST ANNOUNCED No fewer than 10 manufacturers are represented on the entry list for Britain's top race series, the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship. Published today...

BTCC: Nissan may re-enter BTCC

BTCC: Nissan may re-enter BTCC

Nissan to rejoin championship? AFTER a season away from Britain, Nissan is rumoured to be rejoining the BTCC with a one-car 'semi-privateer' team from Andy Rouse Engineering, possibly driven by long-time Rouse associate Gary Ayles. It had...

BTCC: Ford signs Steve Robertson

BTCC: Ford signs Steve Robertson

Ford signs Steve Robertson FORD has at last confirmed the identity of its second driver for this year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship - BTCC rookie Steve Robertson, the 1994 Indy Lights Champion. And the man who duelled with him...

BTCC: Peugeot confirms 1997 lineup

BTCC: Peugeot confirms 1997 lineup

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 13/12/96 HARVEY AND WATTS CONFIRMED AT PEUGEOT Former British Champion Tim Harvey will lead Peugeot's assault on the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship in 1997, it is announced...

BTCC: Biela excluded from race 4

BTCC: Biela excluded from race 4

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 21/4/96 BIELA EXCLUDED AT BRANDS HATCH AUDI team leader Frank Biela was this evening (Sunday) excluded from the results of round four of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship.

BTCC: Silverstone report

BTCC: Silverstone report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Silverstone 19/5/96 A PAIR of thrilling rounds of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship at Silverstone this afternoon (Sun) saw victories for both Volvo, courtesy Kelvin...

BTCC: Snetterton testing

BTCC: Snetterton testing

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Official Testing: Snetterton, 6/6/96 Vauxhall and James Thompson topped the timesheets for the first time this season with an impressive display in official Auto Trader RAC Touring Car...

BTCC: Oulton Park report

BTCC: Oulton Park report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Oulton Park 27/5/96 BMW and Volvo edged out the Audi team at Oulton Park this afternoon (Mon) to take victory in rounds nine and 10 of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car ...

BTCC: Joachim Winkelhock to drive for BMW

BTCC: Joachim Winkelhock to drive for BMW

Joachim Winkelhock (Smokin' Joe), winner of the BTCC 1993 and GTCC2 1995, will return to England to drive for the 1996 BTCC with a works BMW. He is the 2nd German beside Frank Biela (Audi), who wants to catch the British title. Since the final...

BTCC: TOCA press release 96-02-19

BTCC: TOCA press release 96-02-19

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship For immediate release: February 19, 1996 THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS... THE countdown has started -- there are just six weeks to go before the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship bursts...

BTCC: Hoy signs with Ford

BTCC: Hoy signs with Ford

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 15/11/96 HOY SIGNS FOR FORD Former Champion Will Hoy is to drive for Ford in next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, it was announced today (Friday). The 43-year-old ...

BTCC: Thruxton Friday testing

BTCC: Thruxton Friday testing

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Thruxton, 23/8/96 David Leslie this afternoon (Fri) lopped more than half a second from yesterday's best lap time in official testing for rounds 21 and 22 of the Auto Trader RAC ...

BTCC: 1997 calendar announced

BTCC: 1997 calendar announced

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 30/6/96 TOCA Ltd, organiser of the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, has announced next year's calendar for the country's premier motor sport series. It will...

BTCC: Burt excluded at Thruxton

BTCC: Burt excluded at Thruxton

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship Thruxton 6/5/96 Kelvin Burt was this evening (Monday) excluded from his sixth-place finish in round five of the championship as a penalty for an incident in the race in which David Leslie's...

BTCC: TV coverage announced

BTCC: TV coverage announced

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP -- 20/3/96 MAJOR TV DEAL -- AND MURRAY WALKER -- FOR BTCC Britain's biggest and most successful motor sport series, the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, is set to ...

BTCC: Thruxton report

BTCC: Thruxton report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Thruxton, 26/8/96 FRANK BIELA this afternoon (Mon) clinched the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship drivers' crown after a pair of thrilling races watched by a huge Bank Holiday...

BTCC: Total Cup 1997 prizes

BTCC: Total Cup 1997 prizes

News from the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship 21/11/96 BTCC cash bonanza for independent racers Next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship is to offer independent entrants the richest cash prizes in British motor...

BTCC: Brands Hatch testing

BTCC: Brands Hatch testing

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Brands Hatch, 12/9/96 Honda's David Leslie reconfirmed his late-season pace by posting the fastest ever Super Touring lap time on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit this afternoon (Thurs)...

BTCC: Knockhill qualifying

BTCC: Knockhill qualifying

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Knockhill, 27th July 1996 Volvo's Rickard Rydell produced two storming qualifying performances at Knockhill in Scotland to grab pole position for both of tomorrow's (Sunday) rounds...

BTCC: Nissan returns for 1996

BTCC: Nissan returns for 1996

Nissan confirms link-up with Rouse AFTER a year's absence, Nissan will return to the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship in 1996. The long-expected announcement confirms rumours that the manufacturer is linking up with touring car legend...

BTCC: Warwick to drive for Honda

BTCC: Warwick to drive for Honda

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 28/10/96 WARWICK SIGNS WITH VAUXHALL Former Grand Prix star Derek Warwick has been confirmed as John Cleland's Vauxhall team-mate for next season's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car ...

BTCC: Silverstone Saturday report

BTCC: Silverstone Saturday report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Silverstone, 13/07/96 FORMER World Touring Car Champion Roberto Ravaglia notched up his maiden Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship victory at Silverstone this afternoon (Saturday).

BTCC: Snetterton qualifying

BTCC: Snetterton qualifying

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Snetterton, 15/6/96 GERMANY'S Jo Winkelhock scored a double top at Snetterton this afternoon (Saty), taking pole position for both of tomorrow's (Sun) rounds of the Auto Trader RAC...

BTCC: Radisich re-signs with Ford

BTCC: Radisich re-signs with Ford

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 5/12/96 RADISICH RE-SIGNS WITH FORD Double Touring Car World Cup Champion Paul Radisich will again race a Ford Mondeo in next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship, it...

BTCC: Brands Hatch report

BTCC: Brands Hatch report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Brands Hatch, 21/4/96 FRANK BIELA and the Audi team this afternoon (Sun) strengthened their grip on the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship after another impressive showing with...

BTCC: Oulton Park report

BTCC: Oulton Park report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Oulton Park, 11/8/96 Audi's Frank Biela moved to within one race win of clinching the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship for drivers after a 1-2 result in this afternoon's twin...

BTCC: Silverstone Sunday report

BTCC: Silverstone Sunday report

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Silverstone, 14/07/96 DAVID LESLIE and the Honda team made up for their disappointment of yesterday to take victory in this afternoon's (Sun) 16th round of the Auto Trader RAC Touring...

BTCC: Oulton Park qualifying

BTCC: Oulton Park qualifying

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Oulton Park, 26/5/96 THE Audi team made light work of both the weather and the imposition of an extra 30kg in ballast with a dominant display at Oulton Park this afternoon (Sun) in ...

BTCC: Oulton Park testing 96-05-25

BTCC: Oulton Park testing 96-05-25

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Final Official Testing: Oulton Park, 25/5/96 OULTON PARK lap record holder Alain Menu today (Saty) underlined his skill and knowledge of the demanding Cheshire circuit by...

BTCC: Biela to return with Audi

BTCC: Biela to return with Audi

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 9/12/96 CHAMPION BIELA TO DEFEND TITLE Reigning champion Frank Biela will return to defend his and Audi's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship titles in 1997, it was confirmed...